As millennials, we’re constantly being told that we should never settle — but what if you don’t want to vote for any of the candidates who are running for President of the United States of America?
That’s the position two young Americans found themselves in when they were caught on video begging Justin Trudeau to be their POTUS in a cafe in New York City yesterday.
The Prime Minister was confronted by two males at the Mile End Deli who begged him — literally on their knees — to run for president of the United States.
One of the unnamed gentlemen said to Trudeau “All those guys are so bad, so terrible. Please.” His friend quickly chimed in, “They’re boring, weird… you have to settle for them.”
Then they uttered the million dollar question, asking Trudeau outright, “Will you run for President?” Prime minister Trudeau replied simply that it would be an impossibility since he was not American-born.
But the pair of Americans were not taking no for an answer, with the rejoinder “Ted Cruz was born in Calgary.”
After brushing off this technicality too, Trudeau tried to console them by saying, “I have tremendous confidence in the American people” with trembling ambition.
Unfazed, the pair informed Trudeau that, “We’ll do anything. We’re begging you,” before dropping their knees and adding, “We’re literally begging you.”
Thankfully for Canadians, Justin Trudeau was not tempted by the career scouts and kindly declined. He said, “I don’t know if you noticed, but I actually have a job and it’s a pretty good one.”
The whole incident was caught on camera phone and uploaded to Twitter by journalist, Marie-Joelle Parent.
Justin Trudeau dans un resto de Manhattan. Ces 2 Américains le supplient de se lancer dans la course présidentielle! pic.twitter.com/QgrrEdVaIj
— Marie-Joëlle Parent (@mariejoelle) March 17, 2016
Some have suggested that the two men are pranksters, recognizing them as the same jokers who attended a Hillary Clinton rally wearing “Settle for Hillary” t-shirts. But we’re still taking this as a huge compliment to our Prime Minister.
We’re sorry, America, but you can’t have him.